Beach restoration project underway in Nags Head

Last Friday, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (GLDD) began works on the 2022 Hurricane Dorian beach restoration project in the Town of Nags Head, North Carolina.

In July, August, and September of 2022, the contractor will be restoring beach lost as a result of 2019’s Hurricane Dorian, the town said in the release.

As reported, construction began on July 22 near 10011 South Old Oregon Inlet Road in south Nags Head. Over the next 7-10 days, the works will move south to the south end of the project area at 10435 South Old Oregon Inlet Road.

Once the first section is complete, construction will return to the area near 10011 South Old Oregon Inlet Road and move north to about 9405 South Old Oregon Inlet Road over 5-7 days, where construction will cease until mid-to-late August.

In mid-to-late August, a second dredge will arrive at the site to complete final phase of the restoration.

Overall, during the next couple of weeks the contractor will dredge and place around 975,000 cubic yards of beach-quality sand along a 4.5-mile section of the shoreline.

Photo: Town of Nags Head